Microsoft today announced that Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is now available on the Download Center and to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers a bit later this week. This availability follows the official hand off of the final release (RTM) of Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 to our OEM partners which happened on February 11, 2011.
Volume License(VL) customers will be able to download and purchase MultiPoint Server 2011 on March 1, 2011. Broader, public availability through partners will start mid-April 2011.
And the evaluation version available on the Download Center today can be turned into a full production version when you purchase your VL license of MultiPoint Server 2011- so there is no need for re-installation.
Here's what's new in terms of channel availability and SKU availability for MultiPoint Server 2011:
*Actual number of connected sessions is based on host computer hardware capacity (CPU, memory, etc.), station hardware configuration (RemoteFX, PCI-E or USB) and usage workloads
As you can see in the table above, we now have 2 editions, Standard and Premium which have the same features and functionality except for the ability to join a domain, and ability to run as Hyper-V host or guest, which are only available in the Premium edition. Also the Premium edition is broadly available to customers and resellers through OEM and OEM Academic as well as through Volume Licensing Open Commercial and Academic.
Again VL customers will have access to MultiPoint Server 2011 on the VL download site on March 1, 2011.
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